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11-12 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AP, England
+44 1865 811950
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Today
14:30 - 17:00
20:30 - 23:00
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 14:00
Mon - Fri 14:30 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 20:30 - 23:00
Sat 14:00 - 16:00
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went in here to try and find a table for 6 of us. No one asked to help or even pointed out if they could accommodate. Instead when we tried to walk upstairs, got shouted at that this was for staff only (maybe put a barrier up or maybe a sign). We promptly left, not a word spoken by the... More 

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Thank Adjey91
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the premises twice during the day and on both occasions we were warmly met and the value was excellent.

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Thank Alan F H
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Buttery in a very popular place where the walking tours start. Wanted a cup of coffee and a light lunch. Drinks ok but food disapointing jacket potato luke warm and lacking much filling,also side garnish very small.

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Thank amanda t
Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped at this café as we wanted to support a family run business ...... how wrong we were!!! We ordered a quiche, salad and coleslaw and a tuna melt Panini, with crisps and salad. I must mention here that we clarified before ordering that the quiche would be served hot. The quiche had been microwaved so therefore the pastry... More 

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Thank tkmitch
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Friendly cafe with great waiting staff, the home made cakes are lovely with a good choice (plus gluten free options) can't understand an earlier comment about the use of tea bags - I'm a hardened tea drinker and I thought the quality was good - no supermarket blend cheap bags on offer here!

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Thank Claire C
Thirsk, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for tea and cakes. The tea was okay but the cakes disappointing. Not sure we'd bother again.

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Thank JRWThirsk
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

My family of five visited The Buttery for breakfast two days in a row. We were staying in the hotel as well and found that experience perfectly fine. On the first morning, breakfast was more than adequate. The cafe/ hotel has a lot of advantages, such as its superb location and great views of Broad Street, but my experience was... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Our visit left me with mixed feelings: the positive: the cakes were homemade and excellent. The negative - I remain unimpressed by the use of 'teabags' - there's no excuse not to offer fresh leaf tea for the tea drinkers, especially those who like the more delicate varieties. Not everyone likes coffee. teabags are lazy.

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Thank simon p
Heathfield, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

....however the staff and speed of service let them down. We ordered 2 coffees, bottle of water, bag of crisps and slice of cake (cake was already sliced). Was given a table number and sat outside. I think it must have taken 15minutes for our table number to be called. This was at about 10:15, so not really a busy... More 

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Thank TheVWDoc
San Francisco, California
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697 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We had sandwiches and a soup here for lunch. It is a pleasant enough place right next to the Oxford Visitor Center. The wait for our food was a bit too long, but otherwise a good place to enjoy a quick lunch.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:00
Monday
14:30 - 17:00
20:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
14:30 - 17:00
20:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
14:30 - 17:00
20:30 - 23:00
Thursday
14:30 - 17:00
20:30 - 23:00
Friday
14:30 - 17:00
20:30 - 23:00
Saturday
20:30 - 23:00
14:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11-12 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 811950

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?